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Are Allah And The God Of The Bible The Same? (6 of 11)
ISLAM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
I Timothy 2:5-6
If you'll notice that we're looking today at lesson six, lesson six of "Islam: What You Need To Know Now". The question today is, are Allah and God the same? You here the statement so many times - we all worship the same God. We all worship the same God, don't we? Well, that's a good question. Do we all worship the same God? Is He just the same God and some people call Him Allah and some people call Him Buddha and some people call Him Jehovah and Yahweh and some people call Him Jesus? After all, aren't we worshiping the same God? Well, that's a magnificent question and I think it needs to be answered. In this particular day, the God who is called Allah must be compared with the God of the Bible because we need to know if they are the same.Notice on the top of your outline the apostle Paul's words to Timothy, his young protege in the ministry. I Timothy 2:5 - "For there is one God." Now we stop right there and say that Islam and Judaism and Christianity all agree on this, that there is one God. And all of agree that there is only one God. That is the heart of Islam, that God is one. And so we do agree that there is one God and only one God.
Then he goes to say "there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men - the testimony given in its proper time." Now, here is where Islam would debate with us. They would agree in the first part of this verse there is one God, but they would not agree with this statement - and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus who gave himself as a ransom for many. They would not agree that Jesus Christ is the one and only mediator between man and God because they believe that Mohammed was a mediator between man and God. Actually, that Mohammed received the revelation of God. Nor would they agree with the last part ...
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